I received a lot of positive feedback about my blog recapping the weather of 2009, with one exception... "It was too long!" Well, taking that into consideration, I figured instead of waiting until the end of the year to recap all of the weather, I will just give a quick recap of the weather at the end of each month. (This should keep them much shorter!)
January 2010 started off with a record cold spell here in Central Texas. We saw temperatures drop down into the single digits, with windchills in some places getting into negative readings! Just one week later, it was quite the opposite... With temperatures warming up into the 70s, and as warm as 76° in Waco on January 22. The weather in January followed weekly themes, the first week it was the record cold, the second week it was "normal" January weather, the third week was unusually warm spring like weather, and then the last week of January can be summed up by the record rainfall and flooding throughout Central Texas. On January 28, the Waco Regional Airport recorded 3.41 inches of rain. This sets the new Waco record for daily rainfall in January. This rain event helped January 2010 go down in the books as the 4th wettest January on record in Waco, recording 5.29 inches for the month.
It looks like we will continue with this El Niño trend, of having a wet and cold winter. Long range forecast models have us under below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for the next 2 weeks!